Just after Antarctic summer, with the temperature steadily dropping and the surface of the ocean beginning to freeze, one can observe the phenomenon known as pancake ice. The circular formations that will eventually comprise the pack ice and ubiquitous sheet ice in this wild part of the world.

Ross Sea, Antarctica

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, 1/320, f/4, ISO 1600, handheld

by Sam Edmonds, New South Wales